Volunteer Opportunities, Westport

Read below to learn about current volunteer openings at the Westport Pet Wellness and Adoption Center and the requirements for each position. If you see a position that meets your interests and availability, complete the online volunteer application. Selected applicants will be invited in for an interview.

Note: You must be 18 or older to volunteer. Students under 18 can get involved and earn service credits by completing a service project.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Westport Adoption Center

Updated 6/8/2017 

  

Front Desk Assistants:

The Westport adoption center is looking for friendly volunteers with excellent customer service skills to assist at the front desk. Desk volunteers greet customers, answer basic questions about the adoption process and utilize the animal database to look up and record information.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types of animals, able to work independently with limited supervision. Excellent customer service, computer and phone skills.

Commitment: 2-3 hours per week on a set-schedule for at least 6 consecutive months.

Open Shifts: 
Thursdays 12:00PM-2:00PM
Thursdays 2:00PM-5:00PM


  

Cat Cuddlers:

Experienced cat enthusiasts are needed to join the volunteer team at the Westport adoption center. Volunteers provide socialization and exercise for the cats during their stay. Safety training is provided.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types of cats, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision.

Commitment: 2 hours per week on a set-schedule for at least 6 consecutive months.

Open Shifts:
Mondays 12:00PM-2:00PM, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Tuesdays 8:30AM-10:30AM, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Wednesdays 8:30AM-10:30AM, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Thursdays 12:00PM-2:00PM
Fridays 8:30AM-10:30AM, 12:00PM-2:00PM, 3:30PM-5:30PM


  

Dog Walkers:

Love dogs? The Westport adoption center needs experienced dog owners to join the volunteer team. Volunteers walk and socialize the dogs during their stay. Safety training is provided.

Requirements: 18+, have active health insurance, comfortable working around all types and sizes of dogs, be in good physical condition, able to work independently with limited supervision.

Commitment: 2 hours per week on a set-schedule for at least 6 consecutive months.

Open Shifts:
Mondays 12:00PM-2:00PM
Tuesdays 12:00PM-2:00PM
Wednesday 12:00PM-2:00PM, 3:30PM-5:30PM
Thursdays 12:00PM-2:00PM
Fridays 12:00PM-2:00PM 


 Apply for a position at the Westport Adoption Center. 
Please specify the position and open shift you are interested in.
We cannot accept summer-only volunteers.

We do not keep a waiting list. If you do not see a position that meets your interests and availability, check back at a later date.

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800-452-0114 | FAX 860-665-1478 | info@cthumane.org
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Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society